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Tips for learning french online?

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  1. Sep77.

    Sep77. Junior Member

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    Hey BHW,

    I am about to learn french and I was wondering if you guys could you give me some tips for good sources on the internet to learn french, something for practising vocabulary etc.

    Cheers, peace, love, and you know, stuff like that.
     
  2. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    You should try Duolingo, it has also an app in AppStore/PlayStore.
     
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  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Try something like this, where you learn from a French speaker who is trying to learn English.
    http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/learn/french.asp
    Alternatively join a French cam site, you will pick it up quickly if it is costing you to see the goodies.
    Good Luck
     
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  4. Jubv

    Jubv BANNED BANNED

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    I would recommend Duolingo also. I used it to learn German and it really is a great resource.
     
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  5. richienewrich

    richienewrich Registered Member

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    You can try this free site called Livemocha. Just Google this name. It's a really good site filled with native speakers of pretty much any language you'd wanna learn. I too learned a bit of French from there. It's totally free.
     
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  6. Newcastle

    Newcastle Registered Member

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    I have been learning German for last few years and have attempted a few things.

    1) Read as much text as you can - you need to understand as it gets you used to speaking in a foreign tongue.

    2) Get childrens book such as mister men in your chosen language,
    2a) Read it through
    2b) Translate word for word (1 page at a time)
    2c) Read it through again

    3) After you start to get some basics in place, such as simple questions answers, directions that sort of thing, someone metiioned a language exchange site, I prefer this language dash exchanges dot org - free and you can talk via skype, bare in mind this will be very strange and good chance the people your talking to will have better skills than you (but this is good thing), it also forces you to prepare for next time you talk.

    4) Place at in local classifieds (gumtree) or something - ask to meet up at local cafe to exchange skills - im doing this with German chap - can be very interesting.

    5) Lists - have vocab lists and attempt to remember them, these can be build up from step 2

    6) Visit the county as much as you can, no substitute for this, in fact I was in the process of moving to frankfurt until last night when my job fell through.. :( sad times.

    7) Night classes : I have done a few some better than others, positives are that your around like minded people, negatives are it takes time to get there and back, this time could be used to study.

    8) Have fun - if your not sooner or later you will give up - a little and often.

    9) Its a life long thing - I have been studying German near every day for 4 years and still very poor, but im cool with that...

    Good luck
     
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  7. PerryThresher

    PerryThresher Newbie

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    I used to learn french, and i want to say that it's much more simple to learn conversational French, than grammar. French grammar is something terrible. Anyway the best way to learn that is to find native speaker and talk with him a lot of time.
     
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  8. manking

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    French is easy. Sacré bleu! I hev left my béret and stripy chemise in zee Café
     
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  9. V

    V Elite Member

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    You can learn here
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    [URL]http://www.busuu.com/[/URL]
    It's a good place for learning new languages. :)
     
  10. sowinpierwszy

    sowinpierwszy Newbie

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    The simpliest and fastest method is only private lessons. They cost not too much if you find maybe some student from europe and he give you lessons on skype.
     
  11. Marcorele

    Marcorele Newbie

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    Hi, im french teacher (native) and i give private lessons on Skype.

    Send me PM if you have interest.

    Thank you
     
  12. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Check out Michel Thomas. He has apps and you can buy his cd courses on ebay for £10. If you can already speak english he shows you how similar french is. one hour in and you will be able to string a sentence together.

    Oh and Duolingo is cool as well..Im currently trying a bit of portuguese.
     
  13. locoporlacaza

    locoporlacaza Newbie

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    newcastle had the best reply according to my knowledge. I learned english that way